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Max Levchin Wants to School Lawmakers on Encryption
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Max Levchin Wants to School Lawmakers on Encryption

PayPal Inc. co-founder Max Levchin wants to make sure lawmakers know "what the hell they're talking about" when they talk about encryption.

The Cybersecurity Argument For and Against Device Encryption
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The Cybersecurity Argument For and Against Device Encryption

Government officials argue that encrypted communication poses national security risks. But tech companies say that making it possible to unlock devices would make...

Grandfather of VR: The Virtual Can Show the Beauty of the Real
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Grandfather of VR: The Virtual Can Show the Beauty of the Real

Thomas Furness is known as the pioneer who stood at the inception of what we know today as virtual reality.

Can This Man Make AI More Human?
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Can This Man Make AI More Human?

Like any proud father, Gary Marcus is only too happy to talk about the latest achievements of his two-year-old son.

5 Amazing and Alarming Things That May Be Done with Your DNA
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5 Amazing and Alarming Things That May Be Done with Your DNA

"You're a male, you're 34-years-old and your 5-foot-10 1/2 inches tall." That's a prediction that Craig Venter, long a pioneer on the frontier of genomics, offered...

A Conversation with CRISPR-Cas9 Inventors Charpentier and Doudna
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A Conversation with CRISPR-Cas9 Inventors Charpentier and Doudna

At the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in October, CRISPR-Cas9 inventors Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier accepted the Gruber Genetics Prize...

Huge MIT Media Lab Inventions That Transformed Our World
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Huge MIT Media Lab Inventions That Transformed Our World

For the last 30 years, the MIT Lab has been a breeding ground for technological progress that’s pushed the world into the future.

Edward Snowden Explains How to Reclaim Your Privacy
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Edward Snowden Explains How to Reclaim Your Privacy

Last month, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square.

I'm Going to Make Facebook's AI Predict What Happens in Videos
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I'm Going to Make Facebook's AI Predict What Happens in Videos

What are the big challenges ahead for you?

America's Crypto Battles
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America's Crypto Battles

John Miller reckons he can get into pretty much any safe.

Wendell Brooks on Preparing to Lead Intel Capital
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Wendell Brooks on Preparing to Lead Intel Capital

In an exclusive interview, he spoke to reporter Deborah Gage in San Diego, where about 1,200 of Intel's executives, portfolio companies, partners and customers...

David DiVincenzo on his Tenure at IBM and the Future of Quantum Computing
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David DiVincenzo on his Tenure at IBM and the Future of Quantum Computing

Theoretical physicist David DiVincenzo is widely viewed as one of the pioneers of quantum computing. He authored a 1996 paper (PDF) outlining five criteria he predicted...

Why Fully Autonomous Robot Cars Hail from the 20th Century
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Why Fully Autonomous Robot Cars Hail from the 20th Century

A vision of fully autonomous, self-driving cars allowing human owners to nap or read in the car seems to come from the future.

An Interview with Fred Brooks
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An Interview with Fred Brooks

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Fred Brooks reflects on his career.

Max Schrems, Who Torpedoed Safe Harbor 1, Sees No Safe Harbor 2
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Max Schrems, Who Torpedoed Safe Harbor 1, Sees No Safe Harbor 2

He's just helped bring down a longstanding trans-Atlantic data-transfer pact used by thousands of businesses and Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems is already...

'Our Time to Lead': An Interview With Telle Whitney at Grace Hopper 2015
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'Our Time to Lead': An Interview With Telle Whitney at Grace Hopper 2015

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CEO Telle Whitney said 2015 is "our time to lead." 

What Machines Can Learn from People and We Can Learn from Them
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What Machines Can Learn from People and We Can Learn from Them

Guruduth Banavar is an executive at IBM leading the team developing a new generation of cognitive systems—don't call it artificial intelligence—known as Watson.

What's Our Obsession with Steve Jobs All About?
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What's Our Obsession with Steve Jobs All About?

The new movie "Steve Jobs" provides yet another take on the well known business celebrity. Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology at the University of Vermont,...

Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know
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Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know

Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading theoretical physicists...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is a Fundamental Human Right'
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is a Fundamental Human Right'

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently the world's most valuable company has been emphasizing another feature: privacy.
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